If you’ve never made Chimichurri Sauce, it needs to be on your must-make list asap! Chimichurri is a popular South American (primarily Argentine) sauce- you can basically think of it as Latin Pesto. Instead of parmesan and basil, we’ve got parsley, cilantro and lime juice. It’s pulsed together with fresh garlic and olive oil and it will take your grilled meats next-level. Chimichurri is amazing on grilled beef and pork in particular, but also chicken, fish and veggies. We love slathering it on chunks of crusty bread as well. This Chimichurri sauce recipe is so quick and simple to make, I’ll teach you!
This is a great recipe to make when you’ve got herbs in your fridge to use up, or growing in your garden. The bulk is parsley and oregano and we’ll use a smaller amount of oregano as well.
When you’re cutting your herbs up, remember you can cut the parsley and cilantro stems and all- just give them a rough chop to measure, but for the oregano, you’ll want to pull those little stems off the woody stem. It all goes in a food processor and gets chopped up more.
We’ll add in some bright, fresh lime juice which gives it the most wonderful tang.
When it’s done you’ll get this gorgeous bright green mixture. Give it a taste and add more salt and pepper if you want. At this point you can also stir in some red pepper flakes if you like it with a little heat.
I served this over a Snake River Farms Tomahawk Steak, which I kid you not- was the best steak I’ve ever eaten in my life. They are a great source of quality beef (and a local Idaho company) I absolutely recommend!
I also love Chimichurri over Roasted Sweet Potatoes – you can find my recipe for that, by clicking here! Hope you whip this one up this summer!Print
A bright and savory herb sauce, amazing served with grilled meats or vegetables.
1 1/2 cups roughly chopped parsley (stems + leaves)
1 1/2 cups roughly chopped cilantro (stems + leaves)
1/2 – 3/4 cup oregano (leaves only)
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
juice from 1 large lime (about 2-3 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon white or red wine vinegar
Olive oil (about 1/2 cup)
optional: red pepper flakes
Place all ingredients except olive oil in a food processor and process until chopped up. Scrape down sides and then with processor running, drizzle in olive oil until it reaches a consistency similar to pesto. Don’t over process. If desired, stir in some red pepper flakes by hand. Serve sauce with grilled meats and vegetables.